posted on Aug, 10 2013 @ 04:53 PM
i live in such a town, Missoula 100k plus is 60 min drive,
we have 2 lakes within a hours drive, rivers and creeks all over,
mountians outside the edge of town.
Their are quite a few small towns that fit that description if you look up
missoula montana and then check in your ideal distance.
There are some drawbacks, no one ever moves to montana to make it rich,
jobs are scarce for good ones, and living here is a bit diffrent than most life.
You give up wealth (unless you are already rich) living here, but the trade off
for the scenery and seclusion is well worth it.
The town i live in is population of 300, a town of 10 to 15k is 9 miles away for
shopping, (grocery store, restraunts etc.) Then Missoula is the main town for
your medical needs, the smaller town that is close has a hospital, and dr's, but
anything worth worrying about you go to missoula.
Spokane WA is about 3 hours away if you really want to go to a big town.
The winters are cold, the summers are short, but i would not trade it for anything.
I have lived in quite a few places around the U.S. and this is home to me.
Fishing is great, hunting is good, (Well was much better before they brought all the
darn wolf's in.) People are friendly, and its a state that is behind the times,
and i like it for that, your word and a hand shake still mean something here,
unlike many places around the country.
I am in the bitterroot area, south of missoula, i've lived east of missoula and in other
parts of the state, but i love being 'in' the mountians rather than to just look at them
from a distance. Such as Great Falls.
Send a PM if you want more info.